Sample slicing mode

What is the problem?

There is currently no sample slicing feature available on Play. A drum loop for example will play through the whole sample length when triggered by an active step

What do you want to achieve?

A sample slice mode, which allows a user to slice up a sample and assign slice’s to the Play’s steps

Are there any workarounds?

You can edit the start/end time of a sample, but this is a complete inefficient and laborious task to edit the start/end time of every step the loop is used on.

Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?

Polyend Tracker, MPC Live, Circuit Rhythm, NI Maschine, Sonicware SmplTrek


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This would of been super helpful in my last track Deep Sea Jungle : Ambient DnB Featuring the Polyend Play [official Music Video] - YouTube

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i made an account just to vote on this


Great Idea. Would be even better if you can make slice-grids with a parameter to set the number of grid slices and bar length of the sample. Maybe the slices can be laid out like the newer melodic sequencer where each be spread across the grid keys where each vertical grid row is a slice and the whole grid can be scrolled up or down. Basically the UX could be done this way. Maybe also a folder could be made for the grid slice where the user can use the slices as a pack on the project. With this I think it would be good to be able to save that to reuse in other projects. Just riffing here…


Going to skip voting on this one, as its a no brainer, an absolute a must have …

Id rather have this over being the the first nation to land on the lunar south pole :wink: (If I was Indian) … apologies for the word analogy but I’m serious about the brilliance of instruments

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Any news on sample slicing reaching Play 1.5? It’s the top voted feature request for Play and would have thought this would have surely been one of the features to have made it into Play by now.

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Wondering if this is something we might see in the Play or perhaps the Play+ given it’s massively increased CPU.

I was actually writing a similar wish this evening and saw this one pop up so I killed it but stil wanted to share a thought

An interesting idea I had that totally fits the Play paradigm would be that the Play sees slices the same way that it sees files in folder. So all the currently functionality of the Play interacting with files in folders could be applied to slices in a file.


Yeah, I would like to think randomisation/chance/action functions would be available on sample slicing when it comes, it would also be cool to see chromatic playback of sample slices and be able to select a slice play it chromatically on the keyboard.